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Boston Tea Party

This Thursday, December 16, 1773, the Sons of Liberty disguised themselves as Indians and boarded onto British ships. They then took control of tea from Britain. They are said they have done this deed, because of the anger they have toward the taxation British has allowed. The Sons of Liberty took hold of 342 boxes of tea and dumped them into the Boston Harbor. They believe that they should not be taxed without any representation in the Parliament. They call this event The Boston Tea Party. This has the British upset and the protesters still angry.

Proclamation of 1763

September 5, 1774, a delegate from twelve of the colonies met in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to meet about the Intolerable Acts. Georgia did not participate in this meeting for they wanted to do nothing with the conflicts. Peyton Randolph of Virginia, was elected the first president of Congress. They wanted to unite as colonies to allow Britain to give them freedom. They came up with a document called the Proclamation. It states they will not agree to British concerns. They will send this to Britain and wait for Britain’s word on the issue.

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Boston Massacre

March 5,1770, Boston people raided the streets and started to abuse the British troops who were standing on guard everyday. They were sent here to help Boston keep up with the Townshend Acts. With the rambitious surprise from the Bostonians the soldiers were startled and began to shoot. They then killed five men. The British were then fought against because of the murders. They are to be put on trial. Of the five men who lost their lives, included young man, Crispus Attacks. All five men who have passed, were fighting for Boston's freedom and are for here on out, our heroes.

Lexington and Concord

This past April 19,1775, a beginning of a war started. The British Army decided they would capture rebel leaders, so they went to Lexington. They captured leaders John Hancock and Samuel Adams. They also went to Concord to damage all weapons and material of the Americans. Paul Revere and many other soldiers warned colonists that the British were headed in their direction. Neither side wanted to fight, until someone started to fire. All of a sudden, someone fired a shot, they are not sure who did it. From this point, they both attacked one another and many were killed. Americans defeated the troops of Britain in the end.

Battle of Saratoga

September 19,1777, was the day of a battle. John Burgoyne who was apart of the British and troops had a goal to take and split Canada and the colonies. They stopped at Saratoga as Americans began to shoot. Americans were winning. All of a sudden German Hessians attacked and began to aid the British. It ended up with a British victory. Americans stopped and took hostage at Saratoga, which forced British to go back. The British then surrendered and went back to England.

Battle of Yorktown

We have ended the Revolutionary War. French ships were blocking the British to enter the Chesapeake, while Washington brought his army to attack Cornwallis. This took place in Yorktown, Virginia. Cornwallis, the general did not receive help because the French restrained them. French and American quickly became larger than the British troops and British then surrendered. October 19, 1781, Cornwallis signed the Articles of Capitulation which was their surrender.
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